PSYC20044 - Applied Positive Psychology Project A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Applied Positive Psychology Project A is the first of two integrated thesis units. In these units, you will plan and design an advanced research intervention project in a positive psychology/wellbeing and/or resilience-related field. You will have the option to conduct, evaluate and report your intervention. Stage 1 of the process will occur in this unit, and includes, under the supervision of a qualified Academic supervisor: • Undertaking a preliminary literature review to identify and support your proposal • Completing a project proposal for approval (including risk assessments) • Planning and designing your project, including proposed Methods, Participants, data collection and analysis sections • Completing or submitting an ethics application. In the unit Applied Positive Psychology Project B (Stage 2), following proposal approval, you will have the option of implementing your project or writing a Systematic Review.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: PSYC20036; PSYC20037; PSYC20038; PSYC20039; PSYC20040; PSYC20041; PSYC20042; PSYC20043

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Proposal 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and ethical approaches from relevant research domains to develop a proposal for an applied Positive Psychology research project
  2. Apply critical evaluation skills to identify and evaluate relevant research literature for a research project
  3. Complete a relevant Human Research Ethics application (or an Animal Research ethics application where appropriate) for a research project.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Research Proposal
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Research Proposal